Ossuaries & Charnels

Hythe, UK historic photo of the ossuary at St. Leonard’s Church

Hythe, UK historic photo of the ossuary at St. Leonard's Church

Hythe, UK historic photo of the ossuary at St. Leonard’s Church

This photo came into my hands courtesy and antique dealer in upstate New York, and it is one of the historic photos from my collection that was included in the book. It is certainly the oldest surviving original photo of charnel at St. Leonard’s, and may date as early as the 1860s. I have seen sellers on Ebay offering old “prints” of St. Leonard’s charnel–please don’t waste your money. They are copies, not original photos, they are of terrible quality, and they are not as old or as nice as this one.
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